Grants to Close the Opportunity Gaps Affecting Achievement
NWEA offers Educators for Equity Grants to foster academic growth among underserved students, including those who are economically disadvantaged and Englishlearners. Proposed programs should be equity-focused, evidence-based, culturally relevant to students served, and explicitly designed to improve academic opportunities and outcomes. Eligible applicants are US public schools or schools and districts serving preK–12. Faith-based schools that accept students of all beliefs and backgrounds may apply as well. Teachers, principals, and education experts can apply on behalf of their schools or organizations. Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
Since 2013 the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’sScholarly Communicationsprogram has been making a series of grants to help diversify the body of primary source evidence available to, for example, activists, artists, researchers in humanities fields, community historians, genealogists, teachers, and students. These grants are designed to support and strengthen a body of archival practice called community-based archiving.
An initiative of Microsoft Philanthropies, TEALS (Technology Education and Literacy in Schools) helps high schools throughout the United States and in British Columbia, Canada, build and grow sustainable computer science programs. TEALS pairs trained computer science professionals from across the technology industry with classroom teachers to team-teach computer science.
DonorsChoose has launched #ISeeMe, a campaign aimed at boosting the amount of culturally responsive materials in US classrooms. These include books written by authors of color or other resources featuring figures from diverse backgrounds.